DESPITE the yearly increases in the cost for back-to-school supplies, it was business as usual for parents in downtown Kingston on Monday as they sought to complete their preparations ahead of the new school year.
Several parents who spoke to the Jamaica Observer appeared to have resigned themselves to the inevitable.
Scores were observed shopping for supplies, including shoes, bags, uniforms, and books before the usual last-minute rush. In fact, some parents even had to wait in line outside Kingston Bookshop on King Street to allow others to finish shopping before space was available inside the store.
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